This photo does show awfully a lot of damage even to the wing. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DbBrG9_XUAYBEOh.jpg That window frame is definitely distorted on the lower aft edge on the silver frame. But it also looks like it is forced outwards, possibly from the body of the deceased. Could the glass h...Jump to post
Interestingly, recently I've noticed that new A320 neo's were being manufactured without the static wicks on the trailing edge of the fairings. At first, we thought it was a mod for the neo's, but even ceo's don't have them on the fairings anymore. The ones fitted to the ailerons are still present....Jump to post
Interestingly, recently I've noticed that new A320 neo's were being manufactured without the static wicks on the trailing edge of the fairings. At first, we thought it was a mod for the neo's, but even ceo's don't have them on the fairings anymore. The ones fitted to the ailerons are still present.Jump to post
The first A321 Neo (A321-251NX) for EasyJet will be starting assembly soon. The aircraft is also the next A321 ACF customer, delivery due for summer this year.Jump to post
Note there is no non-normal procedure for inflight wing folding. All non-normals are for ground operations. Assuming there is one, I would expect it would have to wait until the test frames are flying to identify the conditions and effects. Well, Boeing have stated they will automatically fold up w...Jump to post
My misunderstanding of the issue, I assumed the seal was further back in the engine. It all makes sense now.
Thank you all.
Ok, so the questions from that article, which I think is highly over exaggerated btw, 1, does an IFSD cause extreme vibrations in the cabin? If so why? The engine should just be windmilling. 2, what caused the 'loud bang' a compressor stall? 3, when the knife edge seal fails, what effect does this h...Jump to post
Yes! Come on Pratt, let's go!Jump to post
The real question is what causes the IFSD? Is it a software issue (wasn't the software changed with the mod or was that just the rotor bowing issue) or is it a mechanical issue, whether it be an evolution of an existing problem or a new issue.
Either way, a lot of neo's are flowing down the lines.
The new scheme will now go to an all white top and bottom wing, including fairings too. They aren't the first customer to request this scheme and probably won't be the last either. While, as someone pointed out, long-gone Ansett had it, no other airline (maybe a few small exotics I don´t know of as...Jump to post
Lufthansa used to adopt a white/grey colour scheme on the wings where the split used to follow the centre line of the leading and trailing edge of the wing. The new scheme will now go to an all white top and bottom wing, including fairings too. They aren't the first customer to request this scheme a...Jump to post
I hope that is not the case because that sounds like Boeing will close the parts they don't control and what is to stop Boeing moving the fal/jobs to the U.S.?
Surely that is a very desperate move ?
Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes!!!!!!!! Get in BombardierJump to post
A lot of damage to that aircraft. 2 new engines/pylon(s), new landing gear (I imagine they will replace them all), and new d-nose sections and L/E slats on the right wing, plus T/E flaps and fairings too. Doable?? Absolutely, cost effective? Maybe not. I have no idea on aircraft valuations.Jump to post
Also a question; does someone know how many plain painting facilities world wide are suitable for the A380? There are two in Hamburg. I don't know if Toulouse has some, on maps I count two or three. Have MRO companies build A380 painting facilities and hangars? I think Emirates are building their o...Jump to post
I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose. I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry The main purpose is to take over from the older ...Jump to post
According to FlightGlobal, both captains left the cockpit, that's the more worrying part. Ok, it was on autopilot, before anyone thinks I'm scare mongering.Jump to post
I don't believe it will venture to Mobile under normal ops, but who knows, if a emergency situation arose.
I believe the main purpose of the Beluga XL is to carry 2 A350 wings at the same time, as opposed to a single wing the current Beluga can carry
Richard28 wrote:Wow! thanks for the update!
The tail section however looks a little odd - probably a consequence of not being fully painted yet?
Thanks Karel as always. It looks huge but I guess we will have to wait for a nose to nose picture for comparison.Jump to post
The planned rate is 63 per month, and looking to increase. Well, the public target is 60 per month (see http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2015/10/airbus-to-boost-a320-production-to-60-a-month-in-mid-2019.html) although Leeham expects further increases. My mistake, you are correct.Jump to post
100% definitely (At this present moment) NO. Quite simply, all the A340 wing jigs in the UK has been removed/destroyed. Unless they wish to attach a completely different wing, which will then result in a full flight test regime etc, etc didn't Airbus switch over to a CNC controlled universal wingji...Jump to post
Airbus only shut down for 2 weeks in August, and that is only for planned maintenance. And there is nothing to say that deliveries can not happen during these 2 weeks, if the requirement is there. There is no requirement to shut down for 2 weeks in December. Yes, you lose a few days to the holidays,...Jump to post
100% definitely (At this present moment) NO. Quite simply, all the A340 wing jigs in the UK has been removed/destroyed. Unless they wish to attach a completely different wing, which will then result in a full flight test regime etc, etcJump to post
KarelXWB wrote:Looks like TAP Portugal has accelerated some A320neo deliveries, first a/c will be MSN 8043 and should be delivered in early 2018.
I thought it was just the Leap 1B with the valves pinned open, or is it both 1A and 1B now?Jump to post
@washingtonflyer, can you give an update of the outcome, if you are able to that is.
The better questions are, what was the maintenance procedure that started the fire? And more importantly, when the article states the fire was extinguished promptly, what timeframe is defined as prompt?? Because to me, that looks like a fire that either ripped through the cabin or was allowed to con...Jump to post
The main freight door for the new Beluga XL has been fitted.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... oo-443917/
Hainan's newest 789 B-1343 on the flightline https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQO8CqOUEAACE3E.jpg https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/937799910472130560 Is there going to be a special colour scheme on this one, as it's already got the registration, Chinese characters and airline name on the fuselage? I...Jump to post
There is definitely a ramp up in neo activity. It's approx an 80neo/20ceo split at present on the line and has been for the past 3-4 weeks. Also, a 50/50 split between A320/A321.Jump to post
It would be handy to see a side on view of the engine on the test bed for comparison also.
But first impression, wow! Huge engine.
And the pylon too plus some fairings and slats. It's turning out to be a fairly big job just for the ferry flight homeJump to post
Msn 8108 starts FAL build the beginning of December. Not sure yet if it's TLS or XFW.Jump to post
Surely it comes down to the length of the wing when the tips are folded. What affect does it have to the air flow with the tip folded and at mtow, but more importantly, if one engines then fails at take off also. Like everything the OEM's do, it will be computer modelled, but also proven in test fli...Jump to post
There's a very big surge of neo's coming down the line right now, a big push for the end of year target perhaps??Jump to post